About Us

MDS Drug Detox is owned and operated by Dr. Julia Aharonov, a board-certified Anesthesiologist, and Dr. Joseph George, board-certified in Addiction Medicine. Their mission is to provide superior drug addiction recovery services and aftercare for people afflicted with opiate addiction. Now, you can finally enjoy a second chance at being free from opiate dependence in their intensive care facility with sedation assisted opiate detox performed by knowledgeable and experienced physicians.


Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Julia Aharonov – DO
Board Certified Anesthesiologist – Hour Detroit Top Doc List 2015

Dr. Aharonov holds a cum laude degree with Honors in Psychology from Drew University in Madison, NJ; Doctorate in Medicine from University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey-SOM; completed her Anesthesia residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in August 2000, and has been board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology since April 2001 and re-certified until December of 2021. Dr. Aharonov has practices extensively in both hospital and outpatient facilities and has vast experience in all aspects of general, trauma, orthopedic, thoracic, vascular, obstetric, ocular, plastic, regional, and outpatient anesthesia.  Dr. Aharonov has been involved in addiction medicine, particularly rapid detox under sedation, since 2007.  She has investigated, perfected and created rapid detox protocols unique to MDS.  She serves as an expert on the Substance Addiction forum on MedHelp.org and blogs extensively about her advice and experiences.


Dr. Joseph George – MD, ABAM, FASAM
Board Certified Addiction Medicine Certificate #2012174

Joseph George, MD obtained his ECFMG board certification in 1982 and completed the board of medical examiners in 1982. He obtained his training in surgery from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has been in private practice for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience with Internal Medicine, outpatient Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Addictionology. He is affiliated with two major hospitals in the metropolitan area. Dr. George has dedicated his career to the field of rapid drug detox since 2008 and is board certified in Addiction Medicine.


Doctor Founded & Operated

MDS Drug Detox is the nation’s only doctor-founded opiate detox center where procedures are done under Anesthesiologist-monitored sedation. In addition, MDS Drug Detox offers you registered nurses and licensed paramedics that remain with you at all times before, during and after your opiate drug detox.

Our dedicated staff has extensive experience in the field of sedation assisted opiate detox, Addictionology, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Surgery and Emergency Medicine.

Our reputable board-certified physicians have been performing  this detox treatment together since 2008 and have been practicing consistently at the same location since 2010.  Our sedation assisted opiate reversal method has been uniquely perfected, after years of knowledge and experience, to provide the most effective, confidential, and safe detox for our patients. We are truly the experts in the field of sedation assisted rapid opiate drug detox.


Safe & Effective Opiate Detox

By carefully selecting our patients, we can increase the safety, improve the outcome, and reduce the cost of the opiate detox treatment. Patients are screened with utmost care to establish medical and psychological fitness and readiness for a safe detox. Those who need additional examinations, such as stress-echo tests, will be directed to do so prior to the procedure. This reassures patients of a safe, successful, and effective outcome. We are dedicated to our practice and loyal to our patients. Nowhere in the United States or Canada will you find a sedation opiate detox program safer and more effective than ours.


Unique, Individualized Addiction Treatment

The MDS opiate detox treatment is unique since our board certified doctors have individualized and perfected the techniques to meet the specific needs of each patient. Our exceptional procedure also entails hydrating the body, replenishing vitamins, and correcting electrolyte deficiencies.


We specialize in sedation assisted rapid detox for all opiates, but we can also assist patients dependent on benzodiazepines to wean off of their dependency post-discharge. Since the process of weaning off benzodiazepines can take up to eight weeks, we do offer advice and keep in touch with our patients to help them succeed throughout their rehabilitation.

The safe detox available at MDS has been so carefully constructed because our primary goal is to promote healthy lifestyles, one patient at a time.